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Coming Home


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In Will Davis Jr.’s, “Ten Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them,” Davis explains that it is impossible to disappoint God because He already knows what choices we are going to make in this life. What does not worrying about disappointing God free us to do? It frees us to focus on living in full knowledge of God’s grace and extending that grace to others.

There’s another side to the realization that God already knows everything that will happen in our lives that can really be helpful for those of us who combat anxiety. If God already knows the good and the bad that will happen to us, shouldn’t we also embrace the idea that He has equipped us with the ability to handle whatever challenges we have to face?

God knowing what will happen to us does not negate the free will He has extended to every one of us, our right to choose, or the fact that evil exists in this fallen world. But God does have the power to help us make it through “the valley of the shadow.”

During the holiday season, we concentrate even more than usual on the idea of home. We decorate our houses for the season, travel long distances to be with family, and enjoy evenings cuddled around warm fires as our tree lights blink off and on.

“Home is where the heart is,” we say. If our hearts are God-centered, then we take Him wherever we go. If we accept that His infinite knowledge buffers us against the good and the bad of this life, then we should truly be able to face each day without worry. Like the trusting game, where you stand with your back to someone, cross your arms, and fall, if we take each challenge we face and fall into the waiting arms of God, what a wonderful way to prove not only to ourselves but also to those who don’t know God that He will never disappoint us, nor we Him.

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I am a 40-something Texan with a feisty cat and a supportive husband of 20 years. With a Master's degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, I have taught creative writing at Texas Tech, won awards for my writing and been blessed to be mentored by Horn Professor and poet Dr. Walt McDonald. I earn a living by helping my husband's family run a health food store, but my avocation is writing. I hope you enjoy reading about some of my triumphs and tragedies as I continue to work on figuring out what life is all about and on growing my ability to share my writing. May your own journey be a blessed one.

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